Due to the bug in Travis that prevents my branches from being triggered in the “Trigger Build” modal unless they’ve already been run via pushing on that branch (link), I would like to have Travis kick off a job when a branch is pushed that just runs the following script:
echo "Please ignore this build! It's a workaround for a Travis bug."
Here is my .travis.yml file:
if: type = cron OR type = api dist: trusty language: ruby rvm: 2.4.1 services: docker cache: bundler bundler_args: --without development before_install: - gem update --system - gem --version after_script: docker-compose down env: global: QA_WEB_HOST="stage" matrix: include: - name: "Patient Portal: Billing Information" env: APP_NAME=patient_portal script: bundle exec rspec spec/features/tests/md_patient_portal/md_patient_billing_check_spec.rb # numerous other jobs # ... if: NOT (type = cron OR type = api) matrix: include: script: echo "Please ignore this build, it's a workaround for a Travis bug"
Although in the second conditional the large build matrix has been overwritten with a single job that does an echo, the Travis worker is still doing ruby/bundling/docker setup. What values should I assign to these keys so it doesn’t execute those steps? Or how can I unset all of those and just pass the Travis worker an empty hash when it parses the YAML block from the second conditional, is there some indentation trick I could use?